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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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Creative Loafing Charlotte


Creative Loafing Charlotte

Creative Loafing is the best source for news on restaurants, concerts, theater, visual arts events in Charlotte.

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

They will probably open in mid to late June. They have a hiring sign in the window, I think with hiring to start June 12th? (I may have the wrong date.)

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Vietnamese restaurant Pho Bistro opens near the Collin College Central Park Campus | Community Impact Newspaper

Vietnamese restaurant Pho Bistro opens near the Collin College Central Park Campus | Community Impact Newspaper


Community Impact Newspaper

Business and restaurants that are now open, coming soon, expanding and more near you!

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

So I stopped by for a late lunch today. Five to six tables full at 2pm. Tom, the owner was walking around, chatting with tables. He sat down twice to talk about the food and other things.

The beef pho is very good. A long simmered broth that was very aromatic. I would have liked a bit more beef, but otherwise it was very tasty.

I also had the Van’s Spring roll with shrimp, which was a nicely made, but typical roll. Also the Fried Wheat Pork Spring roll which i really liked.

I look forward to exploring the menu fully. Oh, and they have a 15% off, grand opening discount right now.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Foodygrandma @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Foodygrandma wrote:

There is a sign in the window that it is opening today, June 3.

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Tasting My Way Through Taipei and Taichung

by Ben @ Focus:Snap:Eat

TAIPEI, Taiwan
When people asked me what I planned to do during my Taiwan vacation, I simply said “eat.” Sure, I threw in a couple of museums and a visit to some tea plantations, but I really spent the days from one restaurant to night market to another eatery.

Earlier this week, I wrote [...]

Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Beyond pho on Oakland’s Vietnamese restaurant row

Beyond pho on Oakland’s Vietnamese restaurant row


San Francisco Chronicle

Beyond pho on Oakland’s Vietnamese restaurant row Ten years ago, pho was the throughline that linked the Vietnamese restaurants on Oakland’s International Boulevard. From 2nd Avenue to 15th Avenue, laminated menu after laminated menu listed the same variations on Vietnam’s most famous soup. Much of what you’d order was the sweeter, more aromatic Southern-style beef noodle soup, with the occasional appearance of chicken pho. Over the past decade, most of the smoky cafes and soup parlors with sticky tabletops and fluorescent lights have faded out or, in the case of the marvelous Pho Ao Sen (1139 E. 12th St.), beautified. The broth has a faint and fetching anise note, almost like a Vietnamese bouillabaisse, and the noodles are covered in meats — braised chicken, prawns, roast pork — as well as herbs, ground peanuts and stiff twists of polka-dotted rice crackers. When you sit down at this 2½- month-old place — a burgundy-walled cafe with a koi pond in the front and a card room in the back — owner Kim Thuy will bring over a basket of fresh herbs and direct you to grab a drink from the refrigerators. The bun nuoc leo ($9), a specialty of their hometown, softens the ferocity of fermented fish with lemongrass and crispy roast pork, and Mien Tay’s anise-tinged chicken curry ($8) is as sweet and delicate as a tapioca pudding. Floating over the tangle of rice noodles are crab and shrimp meatballs, broth-drunk fried tofu, and fresh red and green cabbage. At this 5-year-old cafe, bun mam ($8.50-$9.25) made in the style of Soc Trang, a province southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, is so good that competitors up and down the stretch have begun advertising it on awnings and photocopied wall signs. First-timers may freeze at the first smell of mam ca, the fermented fish paste that flavors the cola-colored broth, but its sharp odor seems to disappear by the third spoonful. [...] the banana blossoms and herbs you’ve dumped into the bowl have melted into the soup, and your attention is captured by the bun mam’s depth and delicate sweetness, not to mention all the crispy-skin roast pork, prawns and poached fish your chopsticks bring to the surface.

What’s It Like to Live in Prague in Your 20s?

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

I lived in Prague in my 20s and still live there. Easy access to anywhere in Europe. Prague is quite central. If you are based in Prague, you can go just about anywhere. While I was here, I managed to accomplish a mega journey, a big item on my bucket list. I visited all 50 countries […]

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Homestyleturkey @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Homestyleturkey wrote:

Don’t be afraid to try it. Nobody has said it was bad.

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My Top 10 Favorite Bites of 2017

by Ben @ Focus:Snap:Eat

2017 was another amazing year of eating, and in these last few moments of the year, I’m taking a look back at my 10 favorite bites of the year. I’m not talking about the restaurants that impressed me, but specifically the dish or bite that just wowed me or opened my taste buds to something [...]

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @gutreactions @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@gutreactions wrote:

Vietnam’s Central is good. Visited for an early dinner last night and we enjoyed: a platter of pot stickers with pork; deliciously herbal plump shrimp spring rolls, a loaded bowl of Pho with flank steak beef; and a bowl of vermicelli noodles with grilled pork. We found the spice level to be fine even without asking, though I usually like to spike up my pho. Nice, comfortable room, too.
Caveat: Tom, the proprietor, is very friendly and communicative. While our appetizers came out in good order, the mains were delivered too quickly backing us up. I pointed it out nicely…

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Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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Family Style: Ba Bar South Lake Union Brings Cơm Phần and Turkey Phở

by admin @ Ba Bar

Ba Bar SLU is getting into the family spirit with the introduction of Cơm Phần. When folks in Vietnam crave comfort food, they head to casual spots for cozy combo meals consisting of a broth-based soup, a meat or vegetarian … Continue reading

A Review of RT Rotisserie in San Francisco

by Ben @ Focus:Snap:Eat

Rotisserie chicken was trending for awhile a couple of years ago, but it also helps when you open a rotisserie spot to have the reputation of people like Sarah and Evan Rich, the wife-and-husband team behind the fine dining spot Rich Table.

For their second restaurant, which is also in San [...]

Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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The East Village’s Wave of Vietnamese Food

The East Village’s Wave of Vietnamese Food


The New Yorker

Madame Vo and Hanoi House appeal to New York’s cravings for authenticity, offering traditional dishes in obligatorily hip settings.

An unexpected dining experience in Saigon.

by Jimmy @

“Is this a restaurant or somebody’s home?” I asked a stranger inside as I stood at the apartment doorway. He looked at me oddly and replied that it indeed was somebody’s home. From the sounds of the conversations echoing from inside, deep down, … Read all about it!

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Fourteen Reasons Why I Love Vietnam

by Jimmy @

This is the second successive year that I’ve returned to Vietnam. The first stint lasted nearly nine months that took me from the north to south; with my recently stay only lasting a quick two months. What can I say – I just love the place! Vietnam is a popular … Read all about it!

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Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

As a child, every year we always celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) as it was the most important date in the yearly calendar. It was also be a date that I would dread yet enjoy at the same time. The day would start my … Read all about it!

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What to Eat in Central Vietnam

What to Eat in Central Vietnam


2foodtrippers

Check out our Central Vietnam food guide to learn about the foods not to miss in this exciting food region.

A Review of The Temple Club in Oakland

by Ben @ Focus:Snap:Eat

One of the most buzzworthy restaurants that have opened in recent months can be found on the far end of International Boulevard, serving up Vietnamese dishes not typically found along that popular ethnic strip in Oakland.

The Temple Club is a lively, hip spot by Chef Geoffrey Deetz, who spent 16 years living in Vietnam [...]

Summer Rolls

Summer Rolls


L.A. Weekly

Summer Rolls, which used to be called Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa, is mainly known, unsurprisingly, for its summer rolls. How you do them is up to you: you can get them pre-rolled, or order the nem nuong ninh hoa platter, which will give you a large tray of charcoal-grilled sausage, meatballs and super-thin and crispy fried shrimp egg rolls. Rice paper, herbs and cooling lettuce comes alongside so you...

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @gutreactions @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@gutreactions wrote:

Thanks for the heads up…

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

Well, I am curious as to how it will be. There is not a glut of traditional Vietnamese restaurants in the area, like none. Saigonese is lightly Americanized and over priced for medium/small portions. The Banh Mi shop is mediocre, small portions, and Americanized to the extreme.

When I hear a “eccentric and unique Vietnamese cuisine concept” restaurant, or those words associated with any restaurant, especially Asian, it tends to mean small portions at twice the price, and dumbed down flavors. With Vietnamese this is a travesty since the flavors are so light, delicate, refreshing, and well balanced; even using some very hearty flavored ingredients.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

They have lunch specials, a small discount on the price for some items, which are also smaller portions.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @gutreactions @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@gutreactions wrote:

I have experienced what you describe, JMF. I get your point. But I do not see why my bowl of pho was brought out while we were still eating our appetizers. They do not complement each other. Simple solution: in the future I will specify with the wait staff in advance…and we will be back.

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10 Essential Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Know (Beyond Pho)

10 Essential Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Know (Beyond Pho)


SAVEUR

Think you know the best Vietnamese foods? We have the ultimate guide to Vietnamese noodle soups, from crowdpleasing pho to lesser-known bun bo Hue and cao lau.

St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times


Riverfront Times

Local St. Louis news, events, music, movies, restaurants, and reviews from Riverfront Times

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @nyexplorer David @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@nyexplorer wrote:

Finally got to try Vietnam’s Central this weekend. We went Saturday night 8pm. It was pretty crowded. The owner was very friendly, good service. We had the spring rolls, beef pho, stir fried noodles and the grilled pork over noodles. The spring rolls were ok not great. Was hoping they would be Nem (with the glass noodles, mint, etc.) but this was more bland. The pho was, again, ok but not great. The broth was a bit thin and while it had a nice beefy taste it wasn’t as flavorful or rich as I was hoping. Inside the broth it basically just noodles, broth and sliced beef. No herbs or other vegetables/aromatics, etc. They really need to put more effort into the Pho. The grilled pork over noodles was pretty good, as were the stir-fried noodles with chicken (plenty of fish sauce and lime which was nice).

They don’t have their liquor license yet (should be another 4 weeks), so you can bring your own.

Maybe it was an off night, I’ll try again when I’m in the neighborhood, but I was disappointed in the food quality. The service was very friendly.

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Da Nang Quan Review: Central Vietnamese Food in Oakland

Da Nang Quan Review: Central Vietnamese Food in Oakland


Bites & Bourbon

My entire life I've been fortunate to have access to the most amazing home cooked Vietnamese food made by my mom. There's nothing like a steamy hot bowl of bun bo hue, a spicy lemongrass beef noodle soup with beef shank, pork roll, congealed pork blood, and pork leg/feet. There's no other bun bo hue

Tour San Jose's Vietnamese Food Scene | MOFAD City

Tour San Jose's Vietnamese Food Scene | MOFAD City


Eater.com

Snack shops, comfort food, and a noodle soup empire

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @N_S @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@N_S wrote:

Is Vietnam central still worth trying? I’m confused between all of the mixed reviews I’ve read.

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Pho Anh Trang offers delicious and authentic Vietnamese food

Pho Anh Trang offers delicious and authentic Vietnamese food


The Central Trend

From its subdued exterior and odd location, one would not expect Vietnamese restaurant Pho Anh Trang to be much more than average. However, the phrase “do not judge a book by its cover” is the most accurate way to begin to describe this restaurant. What Pho Anh Trang lacks in appearance, it more than makes...

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South - Jimmy Eats World

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South - Jimmy Eats World


Jimmy Eats World

An exploration of Vietnamese food, as I spent eight months traveling from North to South of Vietnam. There's more to Vietnamese food than just Pho.

Exploring Taiwan’s Night Markets

by Ben @ Focus:Snap:Eat

TAIPEI, Taiwan
I just got back from 10 days in Taipei and Taichung, and the main reason I was there was, of course, the food.

Everything is freshly done in Taiwan, and it helps that food there is so cheap. It’s especially cheap at the famous night markets, which are street fairs that start [...]

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Hello world!

by littlesaigon @ Vietnamese Restaurant & Bar – Little Saigon

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

I wish this place was getting more business. I really want them to stay around, but it has been a ghost town much of the time when I go at lunch time. The food is so much better at Vietnam’s Central, than at Saigonese up the road.

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An Open Letter To Yelp Reviewers of Vietnamese Restaurants

An Open Letter To Yelp Reviewers of Vietnamese Restaurants


OC Weekly

Dear would-be connoisseurs of Vietnamese food: We've never met, but I've read your body of work on Yelp. Some of you really get it, and I bookmark places I think look likely. The nice thing about Vietnamese food is that no matter how often I eat it, there's more to...

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Vietnamese Restaurant Excursions in New Orleans

Vietnamese Restaurant Excursions in New Orleans


Southern Foodways Alliance

Whether you'll be joining us next weekend or visiting New Orleans another time, we hope you'll stop in at one, or more, of these local favorites.

How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Westjanie @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Westjanie wrote:

We tried Vietnam Central for the first time for lunch the other day and liked our experience. We are by no means experts on Vietnamese food, but enjoyed our food and kibitzing with the owner and server. It was lunch, we were not starving , so shared the fried spring rolls, the lemon shrimp starter and stir fried noodles with chicken. All were tasty and nicely prepared. None were spicy, but we had a trio of spicy sauces on the table to augment whatever we chose. And, by the way, they were doing a brisk business.

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Dining in Los Angeles: Meals from central Vietnam

Dining in Los Angeles: Meals from central Vietnam


latimes

It's just before the dinner rush at Huong Giang, a central Vietnamese restaurant in Westminster's Little Saigon, and dozens of dim-sum-like dishes obscure our tabletop. Chopsticks eagerly reach for...

Vietnamese street food eatery with a bar is heading to Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood

Vietnamese street food eatery with a bar is heading to Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood


thenewstribune

A Vietnamese street food bar is opening in the Sixth Avenue neighborhood, and it will come with an upstairs bar. Also opening this summer on Sixth Avenue is a taqueria with ties to a Seattle restaurant of the same name.

Eric & Sophie Discuss Vietnamese Comfort Food with Sunset Mag

by admin @ Ba Bar

Sara Dickerman spends time with Eric & Sophie discussing Vietnamese comfort food and offers plenty of cooking tips and recipes. Bar Manager Jon offers instructions on how to make The Spirit of Saint Tran as well. Check out the complete … Continue reading

Magasin Cafe to reopen as “upscale” Vietnamese restaurant in August

Magasin Cafe to reopen as “upscale” Vietnamese restaurant in August


Gambit

Magazine Street Vietnamese will revamp its space and menu.

A Review of Japanese Italian Dishes at Pesce e Riso in San Francisco

by Ben @ Focus:Snap:Eat

As an Asian American growing up with a love for Italian food, I’m familiar with mixing some of my Asian flavors with traditional Italian dishes like pasta. I mean, have you seen my recipe for black bean clams pasta?

So I was intrigued when I heard about the relatively new restaurant Pesce [...]

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @pabboy @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@pabboy wrote:

There is no such thing as appetizers in most Asian countries. Everything is brought to the table at the same time (at home) or as cooked (at restaurants). Appetizers are a Western concept. Personally I like to use a few bites of gỏi cuốn to cool off the heat of pho.

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Regional Differences in Vietnamese Cuisine - North, Central and South - The Christina's Blog

Regional Differences in Vietnamese Cuisine - North, Central and South - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

How do the tastes & cuisines of different regions in Vietnam differ? Is it sweeter in the South? Spicier in the middle? Why? Read on & find out!

CƠMNAM Vietnamese Street Eats

CƠMNAM Vietnamese Street Eats


COMNAM Vietnamese Street Eats

CƠMNAM Vietnamese Street Eats features a variety of iconic dishes from Vietnam, influenced by both French and Vietnamese gastronomy, which have been given a modern twist.

Prague Off the Beaten Path – Authentic Vietnamese Food at Sapa Vietnamese Market

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

Prague might not be the place you come to find good food. However, if you crave exceptional Vietnamese food in Prague and love to go off the tourist map, then you should visit Sapa, the largest Vietnamese market Prague. Be prepared for a culture shock. Once you enter Sapa, you feel that you’re no longer […]

Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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10 Restaurants to Try The Yummiest Vietnamese Food in San Jose, Bay Area, California

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

Originally submitted by Tam Vu, a foodie who knows the best places to eat the best Vietnamese food in San Jose and surrounding cities.  After many years blogging about my traveling, I realized I rarely if not at all wrote about Vietnam. I guess, I consider traveling as visiting/knowing some place/thing new and different. While […]

Pho Sure

Pho Sure


Pho Sure

Welcome to Shrewsbury's first and only authentic Vietnamese restaurant. If you're looking for a unique dining experience to send your taste buds on a far east escape, Pho Sure is the place for you....

Here's where to find Vietnam's best bowl of pho

Here's where to find Vietnam's best bowl of pho


Adventure.com

Is there anywhere else in Southeast Asia that gives a traveler's tastebuds more to be excited about?

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @nyexplorer David @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@nyexplorer wrote:

Yes there were a few sliced onions in the bowl but definitely not a side plate of things to add to the soup.

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Orlando Weekly

Orlando Weekly


Orlando Weekly

Orlando news, views, arts, music, restaurants, entertainment and events

Pho Thanh Restaurant

Pho Thanh Restaurant


Phoenix New Times

As the name would suggest, pho is the house specialty at this budget-friendly neighborhood spot, with quite a few different variations. But because there are more than 160 items on the menu, it's worth it to branch out. We're especially fond of do-it-yourself dishes like shrimp paste grilled on sugarcane, which come with fixins to make your own summer rolls, and raw beef tenderloin that you...

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Foodygrandma @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Foodygrandma wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on the 15% discount. I thought their prices were on the high side even though the food was good. Halo halo dessert $8.50, ridiculous! Don’t know if I’ll be back after the discount unless they have lunch specials.

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The Temple Club: A New Kind of Traditional Vietnamese Restaurant Coming to Oakland

The Temple Club: A New Kind of Traditional Vietnamese Restaurant Coming to Oakland


East Bay Express

After 16 years in Vietnam, chef Geoffrey Deetz is back in Oakland and ready to unveil his first local restaurant since he left in 2000:...

A Review of The Saap Avenue in Oakland

by Ben @ Focus:Snap:Eat

The story: The Saap Avenue originally opened up last September in the old Adesso space on Piedmont Avenue as Chai Thai Bar. But the owner, whose family has a couple of restaurants with the same name in Oakland and Hayward, found patrons expected the same volume of menu choices and with the smaller space in [...]

Hello world!

by comnamadmin @ COMNAM Vietnamese Street Eats

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

Vietnamese food is simple, yet exciting and loved by millions around the world – me especially. After the first year of travel primarily through Latin America, I felt that I should spend the majority of the second year in the country of my heritage. What I … Read all about it!

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Making The Argument For A Ten Dollar Bowl Of Phở

by admin @ Ba Bar

We’ve been making and serving phở at our restaurants now for many years. We grew up eating phở in the street markets and specialty phở shops of Sài Gòn with our father, and this simple soup is important to us … Continue reading

MySaigonese

MySaigonese


MySaigonese

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

I’ve been going to Vietnam’s Central 1-2 times a week since they opened. I really like or love most of the food. The only things I didn’t were items that I just don’t care for, but everything is very well prepared. I’m not sure which pho I like better the beef broth with beef flank, or the chicken broth with grilled pork chops.

By the way, their pork chops are fantastic. Thin, on the bone, tender, marinated lightly, and grilled up all smokey tasting. Besides having them sliced into the pho, they have them as an entree and I highly recommend them.

Listed under “Starters” the Mango Catfish is really nice. It’s a filleted, young catfish lightly battered and crisply fried. Very crisp batter, very moist, tender, and mild fish. The mango sauce is made from green mangoes, not sweet ripe ones, plus lime juice, and other sauces and vegetables, a hint of cilantro, and a tiny bit of chile pepper. It’s a cool refreshing sauce, not spicy. It’s good as an app to share, or if you order a bowl of rice to go with it, it makes a light meal in itself. perfect for a hot summer day.

The starter Lemon Shrimp are very lightly battered marinated shrimp, very tasty, and with a creamy, tangy, lemon sauce that is most definitely based on the French colonial influence on the cuisine. really nice if you like creamy lemon sauces.

The Lightly Caramelized Pot I had the pork, but they have Catfish, Pork, or Salmon steak and options, is long braised pork belly that had almost all the fat removed before cooking so it isn’t fatty, just luscious and mildly unctuous. All the goodness of pork belly, but with only a small amount of the fat, so while the dish can be on the heavier side, it isn’t the gut bomb of pure pork belly. The meat is dark brown from the tick sauces it is simmered in. It is meant to be eaten with or over the rice, and is a flavor packed dish of pure meaty goodness, lightened by the rice.

The Hot and Sour soup, with either shrimp or tofu, I got with shrimp, is not like Americanized Chinese H&S, but lighter, tangier, and more refreshing. And not gloppy like the Americanized H&S soup.

The entree of Vietnam’s Hot Wings were a bit too plain for me. Nicely crispy, nicely marinated before cooking, but not spicy at all. And I like my wings spicy. But if you don’t then they may be to your taste.

I will report back on other items as I try them. I have had others, but with how many meals I have out these days, since I don’t like to cook much on hot days, everything starts blending together and I can’t remember everything I eat.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @N_S @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@N_S wrote:

Just went to Vietnam central today for lunch.

Ordered an iced coffee with condensed milk, the van summer rolls, hot and sour soup, and veggie potstickers.

Iced coffee was slightly different in taste (too much ice compared to the coffee).
The summer rolls were amazing! Never expected it to have a refreshing taste with the sauce inside of it as well as the sauce served on the side.
By far, I agree with you JMF, that the hot and sour soup is light, tangy, and refreshing. I’ve never had a better soup. it was high quality. Overall, the flavors blended well with each other.
The potstickers were succulent and had a different texture compared to other dumplings I’ve had. The sauce on the side was extremely tasty (it might have had fish/oyster sauce).

I loved the experience, but didn’t understand the prices. Way to expensive for the portions.

The chef is commendable.

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Newly opened Co Thanh brings casual Vietnamese dining to Central

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

I just had the chicken broth pho with grilled pork chop. The broth is great. The pork chop was marinated and grilled with tons of flavor. I asked for one of the Vietnamese hot peppers, thin sliced, to add to the pho. Fantastic aromatic flavor, but it got spicy at the bottom of the bowl.

If you like spicy, let them know, they will do you up. Otherwise the spice level is nonexistent.

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